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Broiled Lobster with Herbed Breadcrumbs

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

This elegant, delicious meal of broiled lobster with herbed breadcrumbs and lemon marsala shallot dressing is perfect for company.

Broiled Lobster with Herbed Breadcrumbs

 4 1 1/2 lb lobsters, freshly steamed and cut in half lengthwise
 1 cup Colavita Olive Oil
 ½ cup finely chopped shallots
 ½ cup sweet marsala wine
 ½ cup fresh lemon juice
 kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
 1 ½ tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
 1 tbsp finely chopped basil; plus small basil leaves for ganish

In a small skillet, heat 4 tbsp of the oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the marsala and cook until almost completely evaporated, about 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl, whisk in the lemon juice, 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper, then slowly whisk in another 1/2 cup oil until the dressing is emulsified.


In a small skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium heat, add the garlic and breadcrumbs, and cook until light golden brown. Remove from the heat, and stir in the parsley and basil.


Place a rack 8 inches from the boiler and heat the broiler on medium to medium low.


Place the lobster halves on a baking sheet and spread 2 heaping tbsp of the breadcrumb mixture evenly on each of the halves. Broil until the tops are deep golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer the lobster halves to a platter or individual plates, and drizzle with 1 tbsp dressing. Garnish with the basil leaves, and serve with the remaining dressing for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4